Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 2

Photo©2015 steven sande. inversion effect by macphun FX Photo Studio Pro

Photo©2015 steven sande. inversion effect by macphun FX Photo Studio Pro

This is the second post in a 12 part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being written with the help and input of my two best friends, Jessica and Jocelyn Gladysz.

For the second request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

2. Inverted Colors That Don't Affect Images
Apple has long had an accessibility preference that allows users to invert the colours of their display for easier reading. Unfortunately, while this feature is great for text and other user interface elements like windows and buttons, it makes trying to look at photos an unpleasant experience. With the current options, users can either have the colours of their photos inverted along with the rest of their display or spend a lot of time switching back and forth between inverted and non-inverted colour schemes. The latter can be quite painful to deal with, especially if a user has a high level of sensitivity to light. We are asking Apple to add an option to allow photos to be spared the colour inversion process. This would bring the benefits of colour inversion without the drawbacks of having one's photos inverted too. Believe me, the sky in that photo should not be orange.

1. Accessibility Preference Syncing Via iCloud

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